New Zealand Issues Horse and Donkey Welfare Code

The document outlines new minimum standards and best practice guidelines for managing and maintaining good welfare for all domestic horses and donkeys.

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The document outlines minimum standards and best practice guidelines for managing all domestic horses and donkeys, whether they be pets, breeding stock, or sport, entertainment, or working animals. | Photo: iStock

New Zealand has joined the U.K., Australia, and several other countries in issuing a government-based code of welfare specific to horses, donkeys, and ponies

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Passionate about horses and science from the time she was riding her first Shetland Pony in Texas, Christa Lesté-Lasserre writes about scientific research that contributes to a better understanding of all equids. After undergrad studies in science, journalism, and literature, she received a master’s degree in creative writing. Now based in France, she aims to present the most fascinating aspect of equine science: the story it creates. Follow Lesté-Lasserre on Twitter @christalestelas.

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